Fullplate fusee movement ready to be ‘scaped and finished, the hollow-back pillar plate stamped with its Liverpool size: 8, complete with all the train having extended arbors, including contrate and uncut fusee, all pivot holes drilled oversize allowing the arbors to be in place ready for plugging with hard brass when the train was finally depthed. Complete with cock and most of the steel work but no escapement parts present. Movement 37.75 mm diameter, 9.75 mm deep, not including arbors.
English watch manufacturing was split into at least forty separate specialist trades at this time, around 50% who were involved in the manufacture of rough movements, which the Swiss/French called an ebauche. It is easy to see how much work was still needed at this point, but also to see how wonderfully good and crisp was the work of these pre-eminent Prescot specialists. NB: Very few English unfinished verge movements are known to have survived, even late ones like this.
A rare complete survival and a good record of a tradition long since passed. In good original if somewhat dirty condition.